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An Update from Lowndes CEO & President: A New Kind of Business as Usual

March 20, 2020

As the incidence and impact of COVID-19 continues to rise, we would like to update you on the additional measures we are taking as a firm to ensure the well-being of our clients, our employees, and our community.

Following recommendations from the CDC, other public health organizations and local authorities, the vast majority of Lowndes employees are working remotely for the foreseeable future. While we are not aware of any active COVID-19 cases in our offices or among firm members or their families, we taking this proactive step to protect our people and do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Although we will be working remotely, the firm remains fully operational and committed to meet clients’ needs. A small team of essential staff will remain at our office to assure that we promptly handle physical mail and other tasks that require in-person attention. Remote employees have the same access to electronic mail, the telephone system, and electronic files as if they were physically in the office. Importantly, all work done remotely is managed and protected under the same secure infrastructure and safeguards as are in place in the office.

Our website will remain a resource both for updates relating to our operations, COVID-19, and other helpful information. Please don’t hesitate to contact your Lowndes attorney with any questions or concerns.

While we may not be able to greet each other in person in the coming weeks, we wish you, your colleagues and your families the best during these challenging times.

Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in us.

Be safe and be well,

William T. Dymond, Jr.
CEO & President
Lowndes 


William

Bill Dymond is the CEO and President of Lowndes. A leader in his field, Bill advises clients on all types of real estate and business matters, including significant work in the hotel/resort/leisure industry.


Bill is a member of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group, which has handled more than $25 billion in transactions throughout the United States – including Central Florida – and Canada. He currently serves as general counsel to Visit Orlando, the areas convention and visitor’s bureau. 

Bill is equally passionate about counseling clients in the sport/entertainment arena. As the lead negotiator, his successes in securing multi-year television agreements with ABC and ESPN for the Citrus Bowl, Camping World Bowl, and team selection agreements with the Big 10, SEC, ACC, Big East and Big 12 conferences, were big wins for Central Florida in a very competitive sports marketplace. Bill has long been a strong advocate and played a key role in the renovation and related funding of Camping World Stadium.

As past chair of Florida Citrus Sports, Bill was instrumental in getting the Orlando venue’s plan complete. He has also worked tirelessly alongside other community leaders as a Founding Board Member of LIFT Orlando to further its mission to break the cycle of poverty through holistic neighborhood revitalization in the shadow of Camping World Stadium.

At the state level, Bill currently serves as a member of the Florida Council of 100 and he has served as a Board Member for Enterprise Florida and Space Florida, serving at the pleasure of the Governor as Chair of Space Florida’s Board of Directors for six years. Under Bill’s leadership Space Florida, the state’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, has partnered with NASA to operate Kennedy Space Center and has expanded our state’s ability to dominate the growing commercial space market while creating jobs in this unique sector.

As the renewable energy industry continues to grow in Florida, Bill also brings to this emerging sector his extensive background advising companies on new revenue opportunities as well as real estate and business matters. Additionally, his numerous leadership roles at the local and state level have helped him develop a broad network of relationships throughout Florida that brings added value to his clients in their pursuits. 

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